Structure and leadership

ECL-AA organizational structure (graphic design by Luis Rutz)

The ECL-AA as collaborative lab

The ECL-AA is a research center, real laboratory, and exchange platform. It was jointly established in 2015 by the bauhaus.ifex at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC).

The Lab is headed by a steering committee, which is equally composed of administrative and teaching staff from both partner institutes. Due to the transdisciplinary and practice-oriented character of the Lab, the research and teaching teams tightly cooperate with industry partners, further international partner institutions, students, and postgraduates.

The co-financing of the ECL-AA between BUW and EiABC is supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and by the private sector in Addis Ababa.